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Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE:HMA)
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Health Management Associates, Inc.'s share price is \$13.32. Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.21. Hence, Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio for today is .

Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.28. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was \$-0.21.

Definition

Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio for today is calculated as

 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio = Share Price / Free Cash Flow per Share (TTM) = 13.32 / -0.207 =

Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Share Price of today is \$13.32.
Health Management Associates, Inc.'s Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2013 was 0.127 (Dec. 2012 ) + -0.16 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0.101 (Jun. 2013 ) + -0.275 (Sep. 2013 ) = \$-0.21.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:

 Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Ratio = Market Cap / Free Cash Flow

Explanation

Free Cash Flow is considered more important than earnings by value investors. The reason is because, in principle, only the net cash that can be taken from the business belongs to shareholders. This Free Cash Flow can be used to grow the business, reduce debt or return to shareholders in dividends or share buybacks.

In a DCF Calculation Free Cash Flow is used to determine the intrinsic value of companies.

Be Aware

In real business, Free Cash Flow can be affected by the change in accounts receivable, accounts payable, managements decision on expansion, etc. Therefore, investors should look at the Free Cash Flow over the longer term. Long-term average of Free Cash Flow is a more reliable indicator for real free cash flow.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Health Management Associates, Inc. Annual Data

 Sep03 Sep04 Sep05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 pfcf 33.05 19.27 19.89 43.98 33.22 2.36 7.13 10.37 7.84 11.37

Health Management Associates, Inc. Quarterly Data

 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 pfcf 11.98 6.59 7.84 11.39 10.33 12.91 11.37 17.63 41.37 0.00
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